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Taking the "X" out of X-Rays

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Taking the "X" out of X-Rays

by Unknown

Published ca. 1940s


Demystifies X-rays and radiation.


Run time 9:14
Producer Unknown
Sponsor General Electric Company
Audio/Visual Sd, B&W

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Includes EXCELLENT shot of X-ray of Knee bending

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Reviewer: JayKay49 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 26, 2012
Subject: X Rays X-plained
Good film that clearly and concisely explains how the x ray tube works and displays how this form of energy allows imaging of internal structures.

For some reason I did not appreciate the innuendos elaborated on by a former reviewer. I have no idea what he was talking about.
Reviewer: nighthouse66 - favoritefavorite - February 6, 2011
Subject: Ha.
The narrator of this little informative short looked like he had to knock back a few to participate, and wants you to know in his own special way. This man personifies the concept of "begrudge". The disapproval for all this here filming nonsense is written all over his face. He literally SCOWLS a couple times before beginning his sentence as if right before the cameras rolled some heavy yelling and perhaps throwing of light bulbs ensued. Some good black and white visuals in here but pretty thin on the ground compared to some of the jewels on this site. Worth watching anyway, if only for the hilariously dour narrator.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 3, 2005
Subject: Incredible and parodoxidal!
Taking the X out of X-Rays begs first the question, well, why would you do that? What does X mean anyways? Dr William Coolidge, the inventor of an X-ray tube among other products, says that the X was added to the word just because it was a previously unknown form of radiation when discovered. The good doctor then gives us several examples of how X-rays works, putting different parts of his body in front of x-ray machines (without any protection!). Aside from this, this is a pretty standard How does this work film, that you could normally see at any science class.
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